I have just heard from the author himself the wonderful and well deserved news that he has won a Gold Medal with his début novel The Moon Coin which I reviewed a few months ago.
The Award is from Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards an annual event, now in its sixth year, designed to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. Awards are given in categories covering the full range of subjects, styles and age groups that children’s books are written and published in today.
The contest is designed to honour the year’s best children’s books, authors and illustrators. The 2012 Moonbeam Awards program is open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish and intended for the North American market.
The judging panel includes experts from the fields of editing, design, reviewing, bookselling and library.
The publicity material for this post was all supplied to me by the author, but I discovered earlier today that one of my fellow Book Review Bloggers Fiction Books has already written and published an excellent tribute to Richard Due using the material. Rather than repeat it all here probably almost word for word, I therefore direct you to read her post.